Baby, it's cold outside... here are 15 mighty independent tea spots in Near North Side where you can warm up!

by Carrie Bradon | Dec. 20, 2017, 9:29pm |

After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world.

When it comes to beverages, there are few drinks that are as popular as tea. In fact, after water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world.

Tea has a rich history, beginning in ancient China and continuing until this day. Quickly gaining popularity in England and the rest of the world, it has been touted for its healthy properties. Today, it is consumed in many styles: boba tea, iced tea, black tea, tea with milk and the list goes on.

As the weather cools down, and you endeavor to stay warm, here are 15 mighty independent tea shops and spots in Near North Side guaranteed to satisfy.

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Adagio Teas

617 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 698-9773
Adagio is centrally located and has a great selection of tea leaves to go to help you make the perfect pot at home.


1160 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 932-0639
This fun spot offers you more teas than you could hope for, making it a paradise for tea lovers.


330 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 923-9988
Pavilion is a high-end tea room located in The Langham.

Argo Tea

819 N. Rush St., Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 546-4718
Another excellent spot for a cuppa, Argo offers coffee and tea drinks for every mood and occasion.

Cassava Cafe

1211 N. Lasalle Drive, Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 487-2888
Cassava is a fund spot to just hang out, and while you are there, be sure to try their bubble tea and enjoy the many games available.

Whispers Cafe

435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 546-4790
Whispers may be one of the yummiest places to find your favorite cup of tea.

Dollop Coffee & Tea

345 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 929-4007
Just as good for a latte as it is a steaming brew, Dollop Coffee & Tea is a must-try.

David's Tea

151 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 228-6772
In a low-key environment, David's Tea is a nice break from the buzz of everyday life.

Cafe Umbria

346 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 877-5166
Cafe Umbria is staffed by wonderfully cheerful and knowledgeable individuals.

Palm Court

140 E. Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-2200
Palm Court offers an excellent high-tea inside the lovely Drake Hotel.

Cafe Integral

19 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60611
(224) 231-4190

Cafe Integral is a spot you'll fall in love with at first sight. Relaxing and homey, it's a place you'll want to show to your friends and family.

Eva's Cafe

1447 N. Sedgwick St., Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 280-8900
Eva's Cafe is one of the best-kept secrets in Near North Side. Affordable and charming, it'll turn you into a regular.

Alliance Patisserie

615 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 374-4144
Why not stop by? This charming tea shop meets bakery, so you can enjoy a fresh macaroon with your steaming cup.

Pierrot Gourmet

108 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 573-6749
Pierrot Gourmet offers tea, coffee, desserts and small plates, all designed to delight each and every guest.


215 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 643-2242
This charming Cuban coffee and tea shop will have you asking for more.

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